Category Archive: Survival Gear

A Hand Pump for Shallow Water sources

There are so many ways to use this pump. Tie it in with your well, spring, Pool, tank and all inside your home. Power goes out, 20 below zero, no water? No problem! Go down to the basement turn one valve and start pumping. Water delivered throughout the house. It will pressurize up to 38 psi. …

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10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks You Should Know.

We’ve put together a list of 10 interesting ways to make that bottle of vinegar work for you. Topics covered: 1. Unclogging a drain 2. Removing adhesive residue 3. Getting rid of awful smells. 4. DIY Cleaning Products 5. DIY Fruit fly Trap 6. Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite) 7. Preventing pets from scratching 8. …

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Your First-Aid Field Kit

One of the most talked about survival items is the first aid kit. There are limitless options to consider when purchasing or assembling one for your survival needs. They can be as simple a small pouch with some bandages, tape, ointment and over the counter pain relievers to large backpacks that contain everything but an x-ray …

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SHTF Aluminum Foil 20 + Uses

Its good to be creative if the SHTF,  If you are in a situation when you need one of these items you can use aluminum foil as a stand in.

How to Coil and Store Ropes and Cords

 Coiling and rolling rope, cords or hose often starts out nice and neat but the finished product can easily end up being a tangled mess.  The good news is that there are a couple of really easy tricks and methods to use in order to prevent this from happening.  Let’s look at how you can keep your …

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Making a Chippewa Kitchen

It’s the ultimate camp kitchen pioneering project, providing a huge element of convenience to a wide range of camp cooking operations. The Chippewa Kitchen can provide a raised surface for food preparation, a nifty place to hang tools and utensils, a framework from which a pot can be safely suspended over a cooking fire, and primarily, a …

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Making an ARC Welder

Did you know you can make an AC arc welder using parts from your microwave? I used 2 transformers from 2 different microwaves, and about 50′ of 8 AWG stranded copper cable from a local hardware store. You could probably save some money by scavenging for free wire, but I decided to look at the “end of …

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How to Build a Fire Bed

Did you know that you can have your fire and sleep on it as well? Most people are content to sleep as close to a fire as possible in order to stay warm at night. However, we all know that this doesn’t always work as effectively as we would like. Parts of our bodies get really hot …

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How To Make Slow Burning Fuses

For this project I used items from around the house to create a pyrotechnic time-delay. Here’s how to make a simple form of a slow burning fuse, because when experimenting with homemade pyrotechnics, you don’t want to be too close if your composition explodes. WARNING: The maker of the video assumes no liability for use of …

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Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

Picking locks is easy once you’ve made a bump key. Plus: learn to prevent break-ins. A lock, in its simplest form, is just a series of pins, each of which has two parts that are illustrated in red and blue to the left. To pick a lock, you simply need to insert a pick and push …

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